Question about Apple iMac Computers & Internet
The hard drive disc has been reformatted so no software present to facilitate ejection can this disc be removed by some built in mechanical means on the DVD/cd unit. I could not find one
Turn on your mac,when you hear the startup chime press the F12 button or the eject button on your keyboard.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it won't read it because the new os disk is double layered and the g4 drive you have probably won't read double layered dvds. best solution is to buy or borrow an usb external dvd drive. i did this last week and it worked fine.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
The iMac (Slot loading) computer's disc eject mechanism is electrical instead of mechanical. To eject a CD-ROM disc at startup that contains system software, press the mouse button until the computer ejects the disc. If the disc does not contain system software, wait for the iMac to start up and drag the disc icon to the Trash.
If either of these steps fails to eject the disc, push the drive's manual eject button with a small, blunt object like a paper clip. This button is located to the right of the CD/DVD slot as shown in Figure 1. The computer must be turned on to eject a disc in this manner.
Figure 1 Manual eject button
Once the disc is ejected, it extends just beyond its center hole so you can remove it from the drive. If the disc fails to eject, while holding in the paper clip, use another CD to gently push against the inserted CD. This gentle pressure may help to release the inserted CD.
Important: After ejecting the disc with the manual eject button, you must restart the iMac in order for the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive to work.
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Posted on Oct 10, 2009
Installing Parallels should not change the way your optical drive works.
Try resetting the SMC as per the following article:
If that doesn't work, try resetting the PRAM:
If these do not resolve the issue you will likely need repair.
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
The problem would be the dvd rom, it won't read anymore. That's a problem with a combo DVD rom, when it being use frequently it tends to breakdown, mainly the problem is the internal parts. I have tried repairing most DVD/CD Roms, to no avail..... mostly the problem would be the parts, and it is not available in the market, and it is better to buy a new one than getting it into the manufacturer's service center, they charge excessively like your buying a new one!
If the CD is stuck inside, get a pointed metal rod, there is a small hole in the face front and push the rod into that hole untill it opens the cd tray.
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Posted on Jul 04, 2011
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